We may not have seen the last of Bronson Arroyo at Great American Ball Park, but he could be coming back to Cincinnati as a visitor several times a year, as the Pirates have what a source calls “serious interest” in the free-agent right-hander.

Arroyo’s agent, Terry Bross, already has a meeting scheduled with the Pirates to discuss a multi-year deal with Arroyo. The Mets also have a meeting set-up with Bross.

The Pirates selected Arroyo in the third round of the 1995 draft and he made his Major League debut with the Pirates in 2000. He pitched parts of three seasons with the Pirates before the Red Sox selected him off waivers before the 2003 season.

Arroyo spent the last eight years in Cincinnati, going 105-94 with a 4.05 ERA while with the Reds.